S.Korea stocks rise on strong economic data; chip giants lead gains



* KOSPI rises, foreigners net sellers

* Korean won weakens against U.S. dollar

* South Korea benchmark bond yield rises

SEOUL, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets:

** South Korean shares rose on Monday, driven by a boost in semiconductor giants, on strong exports and PMI data, following upbeat data and solid corporate earnings from the United States. The won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield rose.

** The benchmark KOSPI .KS11 rose 6.66 points, or 0.21%, to 3,208.98 by 0142 GMT, rebounding from a sharp 1.24% decline on Friday.

** Leading the benchmark gains were technology giants, with Samsung Electronics 005930.KS and SK Hynix 000660.KS rising 0.76% and 1.78%, respectively.

** South Korean exports jumped to a record high in July as overseas demand for chips and biohealth products extended export growth to a ninth consecutive month, data on Sunday showed.

** A separate private survey data on Monday also showed factory activity grew for a 10th straight month in July, driven by a solid expansion in production and new orders.

** Foreigners were net sellers of 210.0 billion won ($182.42 million) worth of shares on the main board.

** The won was quoted at 1,153.0 per dollar on the onshore settlement platform KRW=KFTC , 0.23% lower than its previous close at 1,150.3.

** In offshore trading, the won KRW= was quoted at 1,152.1 per dollar, down 0.1% from the previous day, while in non-deliverable forward trading its one-month contract KRW1MNDFOR= was quoted at 1,153.6.

** In money and debt markets, September futures on three-year treasury bonds KTBc1 rose 0.01 points to 110.26.

** The most liquid 3-year Korean treasury bond yield rose by 0.5 basis points to 1.422%, while the benchmark 10-year yield rose by 0.2 basis points to 1.878%. ($1 = 1,151.1800 won)
Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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